Mixed Blessing

Mixed Blessing

by William Topley
     
 

Singer/songwriter William Topley and Sting session man/guitarist Dominic Miller exude a passionate bluesy seduction on Mixed Blessing. This collection includes seven songs by Topley's former band, the Blessing, as well as four new solo tracks from the British country-soul man himself. He delivers a Southern drawl matching the grit of Tom Waits ("Sycamore StreetSee more details below

Overview

Singer/songwriter William Topley and Sting session man/guitarist Dominic Miller exude a passionate bluesy seduction on Mixed Blessing. This collection includes seven songs by Topley's former band, the Blessing, as well as four new solo tracks from the British country-soul man himself. He delivers a Southern drawl matching the grit of Tom Waits ("Sycamore Street"), holds a soul-tinged heartache ("Sweetheart"), and struts with a sassy swagger on the twangy sweetness of "A Drink Called Love." Reflective and soul-searching, Topley doesn't wallow in the process. His craftsmanship as a solo act and as a bandleader showcases his attractive musical mix. He's not wholeheartedly reserved, although he seeks solace in a common peace. He doesn't slow down either, hearkening like a brooding Nick Cave on "Wake Up (Your Dream Sounds So Sad)." Life's lessons are his template, and Mixed Blessing is Topley's finest inclusion to what he's capable of. He doesn't sell himself short...ever.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/1998
Label:
Mercury Nashville
UPC:
0731455845228
catalogNumber:
558452

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Topley   Primary Artist
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
Bruce Hornsby   Accordion
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Cutty Ranks   Track Performer
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Geoff Dunn   Drums
James Eller   Bass
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Dominic Miller   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Mark Taylor   Keyboards
Soozie Tyrell   Violin
Willie Weeks   Bass
Colin Vearncombe   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Westergaard   Percussion,Keyboards
Luke Brighty   Guitar
Kevin Hime-Knowles   Bass
Shola   Background Vocals
Jim Kimberley   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Neil Dorfsman   Producer
Dominic Miller   Producer
William Topley   Producer
Jim Kemp   Art Direction
Brian K. Lee   Mastering
Wesley Ligon   Art Direction
Paul Crockford   Executive Producer
Mike Westergaard   Producer,Engineer

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